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Our research focuses on molecular and supramolecular systems with interesting functions, supramolecular chemistry in action, at work, with emphasis on conceptual innovation, the integration of unorthodox interactions, and applications to significant challenges in science and society. Functions of current interest include catalysis (anion-π interactions, chalcogen, pnictogen bonds), fluorescent probes (mechanochemistry) and cellular uptake (dynamic covalent exchange cascades, antivirals). Our research is supported by a CH-ERC Advanced Grant, an SNSF Excellence Grant, and a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR). Click here for application information.

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García-Calvo, J.; Chen, X.-X.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S.; Torres, T. “Subphthalocyanine-Flipper Dyads for Selective Membrane Staining” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2024, in press

Gutiérrez López, M. Á.; Tan, M.-L.; Renno, G.; Jozeliūnaitė, A.; Nué-Martinez, J. J.; Lopez-Andarias, J.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Anion–π Catalysis on Carbon Allotropes” Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2023, 19, 1881-1894

Bouffard, J.; Coelho, F.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Dynamic Phosphorus:  Thiolate Exchange Cascades with Higher Phosphorothioates” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202313931

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